Action of the Month

Know More, Use Less

By |2019-12-04T15:29:18-07:00November 20th, 2019|Action of the Month, Blog Feed|

When master craftsman and energy analyst Steve Barbee isn’t performing energy assessments, he’s performing songs — on guitars he builds by hand. Photo Credit: Erin Danneker, Eyedrop Design

When CORE energy analyst Steve Barbee shows up to conduct a home energy assessment, you can count on a lifetime of knowledge walking in the door with him. Steve entered the building trade more than 40 years ago as a general contractor, yet still […]

The Solar Way

By |2018-10-22T15:10:06-06:00July 2nd, 2018|Action of the Month, You Are Powerful|

“With our rebates from CORE, we installed solar panels, cutting last month’s electric bill by almost 95% and lowering our carbon footprint,” said Greg Poschman, enjoying the solar gain with his family. Photo: Michele Cardamone Photography

High above the valley floor, on a winding lane rightly named Solar Way, blue skies frame Pitkin County Commissioner Greg Poschman’s home. It’s natural that the Aspen native looked to the sun to offset his family’s home energy consumption and protect the clean air […]

She’s not just making vodka, she’s distilling change.

By |2018-10-22T15:10:37-06:00June 15th, 2018|Action of the Month, You Are Powerful|

What does it take to build one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries? Ask Carbondale’s Connie Baker.

On a whim, the former contractor went to distilling school where she fell in love with making vodka, discovering that, “it can be made from almost anything.” She spent the next four years creating mashes and developing recipes that would become the cornerstone of Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (MDC), a Carbondale, Colorado-based business that she co-founded with friends and family […]

Energy Efficiency at Her Fingertips

By |2018-10-22T15:10:46-06:00May 12th, 2018|Action of the Month, Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Mary Frances Szoradi at home with daughter Amelia: “Our smart thermostats are super convenient. Controlling our thermostat and seeing our energy use right from our phones gives us more time for playing outside with our daughter, even when it snows in May.” Photo credit Michele Cardamone Photography.

When Mary Frances Szoradi explains why she and her husband are modernizing their mid-70s home, she cuts right to the chase: “carpeting in the bathroom.” But faster than you can say “outta here,” […]